The New Student's Reference Work/Hobart, Garret Augustus

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Ho′bart, Garret Augustus, an American lawyer and public man, was born at Long Branch, N. J., in 1844. He graduated from Rutgers College, and studied law, beginning the practice of his profession at Paterson, N. J., where he permanently resided. In addition to his profession, he engaged in enterprises of a commercial nature, as water-companies, manufactures and railways. He was a Republican in politics, and served in the legislature of New Jersey, both as speaker of the house and as president of the senate. In 1896 he was elected vice-president of the United States on the Republican ticket with Mr. McKinley. He died while vice-president, at Paterson, N. J., Nov. 21, 1899.